Eagle Valley basketball split at Glenwood Springs on Saturday
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Demons were finally exorcised.
Eagle Valley High School girls basketball went into Glenwood Springs and defeated the Demons, 48-34, on Saturday afternoon. That hasn’t happened often, people.
“I think that brings my record to 2-13 while I’ve been the coach,” said Sam Bartlett, who has a memory like an elephant.
The last time the Devils beat the Demons was Dec. 14, 2012, a 50-48 win when Madeleine Lounsberry put up 31 points.
As Bartlett said, Kylie Martin continued to be Kylie Martin with 21 points, while Regan Bossow and Ashley Floyd combined for 18.
Your unsung hero is this one was Raquel Pereida, who has been splitting time at the point with Floyd. Point guard is a hole that needs to be filled since Mariel Gutierrez graduated last spring after what seemed like about seven years of starting at that position.
“I’m really proud of her. She looks like a veteran player,” Bartlett said of Pereida. “She was getting in the lane and distributed the ball well. She was all over the place.”
Eagle Valley moved to 7-3 overall and 4-0 in the 4A Slope.
Devils boys give Glenwood boys a run
Eagle Valley boys basketball dug itself too deep of a hole from which to emerge in a 60-48 loss at Glenwood Springs.
The Demons raced out to a 23-3 first-quarter lead, but the Devils kept chipping away, which brings up an interesting feature of this team so far this season — rising or falling to the level of the competition.
The Devils lost at Summit County, a disappointing result, on Friday, but has won at Steamboat Springs and played well at Glenwood on Saturday.
“Without question, we played better tonight,” Devils coach Chris Walls said. “We need to be more steady. We seem prone to mirror our opposition.”
And on Saturday, the Devils (3-7, 1-3) didn’t throw in the towel against the Demons. Eagle Valley played a 3-2 zone against Glenwood’s Cameron Hornug with Dawson Keller assisting when Hornug drove the lane. The Devils moved to a man-to-man defense with Jimmy Murphy getting the honors.
Hornug ended with 24 points, roughly his season average.
Keller led the Devils with 13 points and had four blocks. Murphy had 11 points; Garret Martin eight points and seven rebounds and Jesus Loera seven and 10, respectively.
Both Devils teams return home on Tuesday for Steamboat Springs at 5:30 and 7 p.m.
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